Daily Scripture Readings

July 2014

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Prayers

Prayers Before Reading the Bible

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Shine into our heart, O loving Master, the pure light of Your divine knowledge and open the eyes of our minds to an understanding of the things Your Gospel teaches.

Implant in us also a reverence for Your blessed commandments so that, putting down the desires of our bodies, we may pursue a spiritual way of life, thinking and doing only those things that will please You.

For You are the light of our souls and our bodies, Christ our God, and to You we give glory: to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen.
— from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Thanksgiving Following Bible Reading

O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

O God, You have spoken to us Your divine and saving words. Illumine the souls of us sinners to comprehend that which has been read, that we do not appear simply as hearers of Your spiritual words, but doers of good deeds, true pursuers of faith,

having a blameless life and a conduct without reproach in Christ our Lord, with Whom You are blessed and glorified, together with Your all-holy, good, and life-giving Spirit, now and unto the ages. Amen
— from the Liturgy of St James, Brother of God

Readings

  1. Tue: Cosmas & Damian, Mtyrs, RomeIs 43:9-14 | Rom 10:11-11:2 | Mt 11:16-20 | [1 Cor 12:27-13:8; Mt  10:1, 5-8]
  2. Wed: John of Shanghai & San FranciscoWSol 3:1-9 | Rom 11:2-12 | Mt 11:20-26       
  3. Thu: Martyr Hyacinth, CompanionsWSol 5:15-6:3 | Rom 11:13-24 | Mt 11:27-30                 
  4. Fri: Andrew Rublev, IconographerWSol 3:1-9 | Rom 11:25-36 | Mt 12:1-8      
  5. Sat: Athanasios of Mt AthosWSol 5:15-6:3 | Rom 6:11-17 | Mt 8:14-23 | [Gal 5:22-6:2; Mt 11:27-30]
  6. Sun: Sisoes the Great (3)WSol 4:7-15 | Rom 6:18-23 | Mt 8:5-13
  7. Mon: Great Martyr Kyriake,Dt 17:14-20 | Rom 12:4-5, 15-21 | Mt 12:9-13
  8. Tue: Great Martyr ProkopiosDt 18:12-22 | Rom 14:9-18 | Mt 12:14-16, 22-30
  9. Wed: Hieromartyr PankratiosDt 19:11-21 | Rom 15:7-16 | Mt 12:38-45
  10. Thu: Hieromtr Joseph, CompanionsIs 43:9-14 | Rom 15:17-29 | Mt 12:46-13:3        
  11. Fri: Euphemia the All-PraisedWSol 3:1-9 | Rom 16:1-16 | Mt 13:4-9 | [2 Cor 6:1-10; Lk 7:36-50]
  12. Sat: Martyrs Proklos and HilarionWSol 5:15-6:3 | Rom 8:14-21 | Mt 9:9-13    
  13. Sun: Fathers of 7 Councils (4)Gn 14:14-20 | Rom 10:1-10 | Mt 8:28-9:1 | [Tts 3:8-15; Mt 5:14-19]
  14. Mon: Nikodemos Hagiorite, AthosDt 1:8-11, 16-17 | Rom 16:17-24 | Mt 13:10-23     
  15. Tue: Prince Vladimir of KieDt 10:14-21 | 1 Cor 1:1-9 | Mt 13:24-30 | [Gal 5:22-6:2; Jn 10:1-9]
  16. Wed: Virgin Martyr JuliaDt 24:10-18 | 1 Cor 2:9-3:8 | Mt 13:31-36   
  17. Thu: Great Martyr MarinaDt 25:1-3, 13-16 | 1 Cor 3:18-23 | Mt 13:36-43      
  18. Fri: Hieromartyr Cosmas, GeorgiaDt 26:1-11 | 1 Cor 4:5-8 | Mt 13:44-54
  19. Sat: Relics: Seraphim of Saro3 Kg 17:1-24 | Rom 9:1-5 | Mt 9:18-26
  20. Sun: Prophet Elijah (5)3 Kg Selections | Rom 12:6-14 | Mt 9:1-8 | [Jam 5:10-20; Lk 4:22-30]
  21. Mon: Martyr Victor, Mareilles3 & 4 Kg Selections | 1 Cor 5:9-6:11 | Mt 13:54-58
  22. Tue: Mary Magdalene, IsapostolosDt 32::1-43 | 1 Cor 6:20-7:12 | Mt 14:1-13               
  23. Wed: Holy Prophet EzekielWSol 5:15-6:3 | 1 Cor 7:12-24 | Mt 14:35-15:11
  24. Thu: Grreat Martyr Christina, TyreWSol 3:1-9 | 1 Cor 7:24-35 | Mt 15:12-21    
  25. Fri: Dormition of AnnaWSol  4:7-15 | 1 Cor 7:35-8:7 | Mt 15:29-31 | [Gal 4:22-31; Lk 8:16-21]
  26. Sat: Basil of AmaseaIs 43:9-14 | Rom 12:1-3 | Mt 10:37-11:1 
  27. Sun: Gr Martyr Panteleimon (6)WSol 3:1-9 | Rom 15:1-7 | Mt 9:27-35 | [Tts  2:1-10; Jn 15:17-16:2]
  28. Mon: Virgin Cercyra & CompanionsWSol 5:15-6:3 | 1 Cor 9:13-18 | Mt 16:1-6
  29. Tue: Jason, Sosipater companionsDt 33:1-29 | 1 Cor 10:5-12 | Mt 16:6-12
  30. Wed: Apostle James ZebedeeDt 34:1-12 | 1 Cor 10:12-22 | Mt 16:20-24
  31. Thu: Joseph of ArimatheaJob 1:1-12 | 1 Cor 10:28-11:8 | Mt 16:24-28                     

Notes

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